vae

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See also: VAE, -vae, va'e, and -vä

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

vae (plural vaes)

  1. Alternative form of voe (sea inlet)

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *wai, from Proto-Indo-European *wai. Cognate with German weh, English woe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

vae

  1. woe, alas
    Vae victīs!Woe to the conquered!
    Vae, putō deus fīō.Dear me, I think I'm becoming a god.

Usage notes[edit]

Takes the dative.

References[edit]


Palu'e[edit]

vae

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vae

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

vae

  1. Obsolete spelling of vai

Pukapukan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *waqe, from Proto-Oceanic *waqe, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *waqay, from Proto-Austronesian *waqay, doublet of *qaqay.

Noun[edit]

vae

  1. (anatomy) leg, foot (of human or animal)
  2. foot (projection on equipment)
  3. hand (pointer of an analogue clock)

Further reading[edit]


Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *wahe.

Verb[edit]

vae

  1. choose

Tokelauan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈva.e/
  • Hyphenation: va‧e

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *waqe. Cognates include Hawaiian wae and Samoan vae.

Noun[edit]

vae

  1. leg, foot
  2. footing, base

Verb[edit]

vae

  1. (intransitive) to walk, go
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *wahe. Cognates include Maori wae and Samoan vae.

Verb[edit]

vae

  1. (transitive) to divide

References[edit]

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[1], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 416